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20/Nov/2009

Go-ahead to enlarge car park


Go-ahead to enlarge car park. Plans to improve parking at Leuchars station have been boosted after Fife Council's environment, enterprise and transport committee yesterday backed proposals to improve facilities for travellers between Fife and Dundee.

Members backed plans to add 100 spaces in a bid to urge commuters to ditch their cars and take the train across the Tay.

Costing around £635,000, it is hoped the development could make a valuable contribution to cutting carbon emissions and reduce congestion in Dundee city centre.

The 150 spaces are under strain after an increase in train services between Edinburgh and Aberdeen, and a report this year identifying an increased number of parking spaces as a worthwhile investment.

Funding for the plan will now have to be identified.

Committee members also agreed to back plans for a possible park and ride scheme linking north-east Fife and Tayside.

Two sites have been identified - Forgan roundabout and at Landfall, both off the A92 - however there is as yet no funding in place for such a scheme.

Source: Fife Herald, Friday, November 20, 2009.



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Leuchars is located on the east coast of Scotland in Fife, near St Andrews.

St Andrews University is just 6 miles from Leuchars.

Leuchars has good bus and rail links. The railway car park has recently been upgraded and accommodates more parking spaces. A covered walkway is also in situ. There are busses every 15 minutes to Dundee and St Andrews.

A ten-minute drive leads to Tentsmuir Forest and Kinshaldy Beach beyond. Enjoy miles of clean, sandy beaches.

Dundee and St Andrews are within easy commuting distance.

Dundee, Scotlands 4th largest city offers Cinemas, a leisure centre, Ice rink, Repertory Theatre, and for the ladies shops galore.

Nearby St Andrews has a leisure centre, Byre Theatre and Cinema.

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